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GT Logistics, LLC, has begun installation of rail lines at its Port Arthur, Texas-located OmniPort. The OmniPort is expected to open for business in January 2012, serving as a multi-modal terminal for crude oil and other products transported via rail, ship, barge and truck. The $95 mil ...
Major track improvements are now complete on VIA Rail Canada's line between Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, that will lead to improved and faster passenger service. The project included $55 million (US$54 million) in infrastructure upgrades between Ottawa and Montreal (Coteau) and track an ...
Kansas City Southern's U.S. transportation, mechanical and engineering departments completed the month of October without a single reportable injury. When asked to what this safety success could be attributed, the departments provided a lengthy and varied list of activities customized ...
Skanska was awarded a contract by Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration to modernize the railway junction in Plzen's third transit corridor in the Czech Republic. The contract amounts to CZK 942 million, about SEK 350 million (US$52 million), which will be included in order bookings for th ...

Canadian National welcomed local dignitaries, as well as current and former employees to celebrate the grand opening of the Matteson Connection, a key piece of its Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway integration.

The Chicago Transit Authority received a $646 million state capital investment grant to repair and rebuild the Red Line and improve the Purple Line. The Illinois Jobs Now! capital program investment will be combined with $255.5 million in federal funding and $44.1 million from the city for an ov ...

CSX Corporation today completed the previously announced transaction with the State of Florida to sell a 61-mile rail corridor for the SunRail commuter railroad.

Metro Transit - St. Louis will officially begin a new light-rail improvement project on Monday, November 7, at the UMSL South MetroLink Station. The general contractor for the first phase of the project is R.V. Wagner, Inc. The cost of this part of the project is $1.2 million and is funded by th ...
Zurich, a property and casualty insurance provider globally and in North America, named Jim Dowdy to lead its railroad practice in addition to overseeing Zurich's Specialty Lines Property business. The company also appointed Ron Mathewson and Gary Linde as casualty underwriters supporting the ra ...
Wabtec Corporation has acquired Bearward Engineering, a manufacturer of cooling systems and related equipment for power generation and other industrial markets. Based in Northampton, England, Bearward has annual sales of about $70 million. Wabtec expects the transaction to be accretive in the ...
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